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Bad Wheel = Bad day

Look What happend to me today.....

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I was on my way to work, when I hit the brakes they made this really bad grinding sound and the whole truck was shaking, so I got it back home and took off the right front tire. It turns out that the lower caliper bracket bolt some how came out and when I hit the brakes it was pushing the caliper into the wheel. But I got a temporary wheel and a bolt from a local junk yard until I can get a new one. That was my bad day.

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i can't get on your cardomain.
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^^ me neither
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link doesn't work.
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Did you work on your brakes recently?
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I've had that happen to me in a Ranger I had at work.
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Link works fine for me, Try it now.
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Link works fine for me
Because you are already logged in.
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Dose it work now?
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Wow that's crazy. Reason why a lot of people use loc-tite on those bolts as well. Sorry that this happened but at least it wasn't worse.
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Wow that's crazy. Reason why a lot of people use loc-tite on those bolts as well. Sorry that this happened but at least it wasn't worse.
yeah it could have been a lot worse. I got off lucky.
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Wow that's crazy. Reason why a lot of people use loc-tite on those bolts as well.
have fun getting the bolts back out...
if the bolts are torqued to spec they shouldn't back out.


look on here for a used wheel, it will list all of the local junkyards that have the part.

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have fun getting the bolts back out...
if the bolts are torqued to spec they shouldn't back out.
My buddy torqued those bolts to spec and had the same thing happen to him. He use loctite the second time and it hasn't backed out since.
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have fun getting the bolts back out...
if the bolts are torqued to spec they shouldn't back out.


look on here for a used wheel, it will list all of the local junkyards that have the part.

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Thanks, I found a couple on there but there pretty far away from my location.
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Thanks, I found a couple on there but there pretty far away from my location.
call and ask if they will ship it.

aluminum wheels only cost about $10-$20 to ship.
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This happened to me a while back. Made a pinhole in the rin. So I covered it with duct tape, and put a tube in it. No problems in almost a year. Mine was also a loose caliper bolt.
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My buddy torqued those bolts to spec and had the same thing happen to him. He use loctite the second time and it hasn't backed out since.
haha...that me?
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